The Urban Climate experts have developed an innovative, fast en reliable method to quantify the urban heat island effect. This method is now published inside the Climate journal and can be downloaded here
The work described in this paper has received funding from the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme under Grant Agreements Nos. 308497 (RAMSES) and 308299 (NACLIM).
The UrbClim model has been published inside the Urban Climate journal. It can be downloaded here.
Bino was contacted via the Ghent city authority to feature in a small TV-news piece on our urban climate study in Ghent.
Flemish news papers give ample coverage to our urban climate study for the city of Ghent. Here is an (incomplete) list :
The city of Ghent has made the results from our urban climate study in Ghent public. The press release with the report can be found on the site of "Het Gents Klimaatverbond".
Saturday night, August the 18th, was the second hottest night in Belgium since the start of the observations, with temperatures at Uccle not dropping below 23 °C. Reason enough for the Urban Climate Lab to drive a number of transsects through the Belgian city of Ghent for a quickscan of the air temperature distribution. The results of these measurements will be used to complement the results from our heat map project for the city of Ghent.